Dangerous Driving In Aberdeen By Racing

Our client was accused, along with her partner, of dangerous driving. It was alleged that she raced him through residential areas of northern Aberdeen, travelled at 80mph in a 30mph zone, overtook in the face of oncoming vehicles and then lost control crashing into a barrier. It went without saying that she faced a custodial sentence, let alone a ban of at least 12 months followed by a peremptory requirement to sit the extended driving test.

We were instructed to minimise the effect on her, which we achieved in spectacular fashion: the Crown accepted a plea of guilty to a significantly amended, reduced charge of careless driving. This removed any prospect of jail, and also any statutory minimum disqualification. That our submissions to the presiding Sheriff resulted in her receiving simply 6 penalty points on her driving licence was the icing on the cake.

Published: 07/07/2017

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